will motorola make more new chips?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Mord, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    what are the chip department of motorolas other incomes? will they try to make a g6 to get apple back?
  2. aethier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2003
    Montréal, Canada
    they also sell chips for hdtv's. but they recently sold their PowerPC liscence.

  3. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Re: will motorola make more new chips?

    God willing, no. Does anyone believe that even if they did that:

    1. They could compete with anything IBM could throw at them. For god sake IBM has some of the most advanced fab plants on the planet.

    2. Jobs and Apple got burned by Moto in a big way. The G5 was the first breath of fresh air that Apple has had in a long time. Fool me once........ I personally think we are likely to see a new Newton before they even consider going back to Moto.

    3. Moto talks big with their specs but never releases anything in mass quantity or pushes back a release date further and further. IMHO again, they are liars or can't get their act together.
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The 7457-RM will be out "real soon," just trust in Mother Motorola. [​IMG]

    Finally a G4 "shipping" with an on board memory controller. [​IMG]

    Built in RIO port. [​IMG]

    Additional processing units in the "future" to balance the specmarks. [​IMG]

    Expanded address bus "soon." [​IMG]
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    They sell their embedded processors for network hardware, as well. It's usually less demanding because there's no operating system, so the low clock speeds don't matter as much.

    As many mistakes as they've made in each market, it's a wonder they're still in business. Of course, that's how it was with them in the 1960s too.
  6. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Apple isn't that big a customer for Motorola. Motorola's real strength is in the embedded market, both with the G4, and with their dragonball (68k) chip series. Moto's going to keep making chips, but I'm not sure what (if anything) they've got lined up for Apple.

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